An Important Message to Our Alumni and Friends

March 20, 2020

The emergence of COVID-19 has created global challenges like nothing we have seen before. We care about your well-being and want to ensure our entire community is protected. Because your health and safety is our number one concern, Truman State University recently announced more stringent social distancing measures—limiting the size of gatherings, prohibiting international and domestic business travel and restricting inbound visitors.

Our faculty are working tirelessly to deliver all instruction for undergraduate and graduate students via alternative means for the remainder of the semester. To do our part, we have asked our alumni chapters, clubs, and volunteers to cancel and/or postpone all events. This aligns with University and national recommendations to help stop the spread of this virus.

In our area—which includes our philanthropic work and our alumni and constituent engagement efforts—we are led by the guiding principle that nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people. This includes our staff, faculty, alumni, parents, volunteers, students and friends.

The Truman community is one of resilience. We are cohesive, diverse, and possess a strong willingness to cooperate. Together we are stronger. As always, we will do our very best to provide relevant and timely updates. Please check our website for the latest information regarding the campus community. Truman is carefully responding to this fluid situation on a daily basis.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep the broader Truman community healthy in these uncertain times.

Ernie Troy Hughes, Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement